Summer officially arrives in the Pocono Mountains with the summer solstice on Monday, June 20, 2016. It’s the longest day of the year!More daylight means more time for fun in the great outdoors, so grab your shades and get to the Pocono Mountains! We put together a few itineraries to help you make the most of this long summer day.
Find action-packed plans for families, romantics and adventurers below.
Summer Solstice Itinerary 1:
Family-Friendly Fun in the Heart of the Pocono Mountains
School’s out and the Pocono Mountains is your destination for summer fun. Here's our idea of a great family day.
Go wild at a waterpark. Arrive early to snag a good spot and spend a few hours enjoying the rides.
We suggest: Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark
Cool off with a malt and a movie. Take a break from the summer heat. Head indoors for lunch, treats and a family-friendly film.
We suggest: Casino Theatre Entertainment Center
Hit the trails on horseback. Enjoy a leisurely ride along a shady wooded trail.
We suggest: Fernwood Fun Center
Add flair to family dinner. Choose a restaurant with tableside entertainment.
We suggest: desaki
Settle in together. As the day winds down, check into a family resort. You can squeeze in a few more activities and rest up for your next adventure.
We suggest: You find the resort that’s right for you!
Summer Solstice Itinerary 2:
Romantic Day Out in the Northern Pocono Mountains
Spend a little extra time with that special someone. Use the suggestions below to plan your perfect day-long date in the Pocono Mountains.
Start with coffee and conversation. Begin your day in a cozy café.
We suggest: Cocoon Coffee House & Catering Company
Loosen up at the spa. Treat your sweetheart to a morning of peace and pampering.
We suggest: The Lodge at Woodloch, Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge
Have lunch on the lake. Feast on fresh food and breathtaking views.
We suggest: The Dock on Lake Wallenpaupack, The Boat House Restaurant
Head out on the water. Delight your date with a romantic boat ride.
We suggest: Rubber Duckie Boat Rentals, Pocono Action Sports at Lighthouse Harbor Marina
Sip Local Wines. Toast to a great day and take home a bottle or two!
We suggest: Antler Ridge Winery
Feast on farm-to-table fare. Share delicious dishes made with local ingredients.
We suggest: The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, The Delmonico Room at the Hotel Fauchere
Turn on the charm at a romantic resort. Enjoy evening entertainment and deluxe accommodations.
We suggest: Cove Haven Resort
Summer Solstice Itinerary 3:
Thrilling Outdoor Adventures around Jim Thorpe
This one’s for the thrill seekers! Use those extra rays to your advantage and get active in the Pocono Mountains.
Ride the rapids. Check whitewater rafting off your adventure bucket list! It’s an exhilarating way to beat the heat.
We suggest: Pocono Whitewater Adventures, Whitewater Challengers, Jim Thorpe River Adventures
Pause for a picnic. With your river guide or on your own, take some time to rest and refuel.
Soar through the trees. Zip lining takes sightseeing to a whole new level. Are you ready to ride?
We suggest: Whitewater Rafting Adventures Zip Line
Battle it out. Test your skills on the paintball field. Try it with targets or challenge some friends.
We suggest: Skirmish Paintball, Whitewater Challengers
Get out on the town. Keep it casual at a downtown dining spot.
We suggest: Broadway Grille & Pub, Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse
Crash at a campground. Round out your day out with fireside s’mores.
We suggest: Jim Thorpe Camping Resort, Mauch Chunk Lake Park
Put your own spin on the itineraries above. Browse Things to Do in the Pocono Mountains. You’ll find tons of travel ideas for Family Fun, Romantic Getaways and Outdoor Adventure. Better book a Place to Stay while you’re at it. Even the longest day in the Pocono Mountains isn’t long enough.